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Anlimachie, Moses Ackah; Avoada, Cynthia; Amoako-Mensah, Thomas – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2022
This case study of a Ghanaian rural school district uses a community-based participatory action research to engage with municipal officials, a rural community, and its local school participants to codesign culturally sustainable education strategies. The study triangulated community meeting discussion, interviews, field notes and document analysis…
Descriptors: School Districts, Rural Areas, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Werler, Tobias; Foldnes, Vibeke; Berg-Brekkhus, Åshild; Færevaag, Margaret Kleppstad – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Norwegian rural schools experience difficulties establishing teacher-researcher collaboration. It is well documented that these schools are described as needing urban development approaches. This study aims to understand if collaborative inquiry can function as a joint learning arena for the development of teachers' and researchers' capacity.…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Researchers, Rural Urban Differences, Foreign Countries
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Tatebe, Jennifer – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Rapid urban development in small rural communities is occurring at an unprecedented pace in regional Aotearoa New Zealand. Despite this growth, rural schools are positioned at the margins of the planning process and the implications of this urbanisation trend remains unknown. This research challenges the notion of the rural-urban divide by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Small Schools, Rural Schools, Rural Education
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Lasselle, Laurence – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper addresses educational inequality of access to higher education for Scottish rural communities. Inequality results from the sole use of a national socio-economic index in order to meet a key milestone for higher education goal. I show (1) how the use of this index can have adverse effects on these communities and (2) how contextual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Park, Jessie; Caltabiano, Nerina J.; Hajhashemi, Karim – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Despite the amount of information known about how people engage in offline social interactions, there is limited knowledge regarding how such interactions express themselves in the online environment. For social interactions to be consistently harmonious, a level of interpersonal competence and self-efficacy are required. The study aims to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Interpersonal Competence, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Jie – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Business English was officially approved to be an undergraduate major in China in 2007, which set off throughout China a boom of establishing Business English as undergraduate majors in educational institutions. Students swarm towards schools with Business English programs assuming their high job prospects after graduation. This study is a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business English, Majors (Students), Urban Schools
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Jones, Tiffany – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
This paper considers the different experiences for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) students from rural and urban education contexts. It draws on data from three studies of GLBTIQ students I have conducted since 2010, including a 2010 online survey of 3,134 GLBTIQ students in which one fifth came from rural areas; a…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Rural Urban Differences, LGBTQ People
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Johansson, Monica – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This article is based on an ethnographic case study and highlights the importance of spatial dimensions and spatial inequality as means of understanding the participation of a group of youths living in a sparsely populated rural area of Sweden. The analysis took as its starting point Doreen Massey's conceptualisation of place and space as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Secondary School Students, Student Participation
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Schmidt, Merete – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
This paper provides an in-depth analysis of a group of young rural men's and women's understandings of 'the city' and 'the country', and the relationship between this and their educational decision making. The analysis adds to a growing body of literature on young rural people's experiences and the emerging research on education in a rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Rural Areas
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Ali, Paul; Anderson, Malcolm; McRae, Cosima; Ramsay, Ian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
In this paper we report the results of a survey of financial literacy levels among Australian secondary school students. While key issues concerning financial literacy among adolescents are fairly well known, and governments see the urgency of addressing low levels of such literacy among a vulnerable cohort, less is understood about the variation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Money Management, Adolescents
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Quinn, Frances; Lyons, Terry – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
This paper reports on findings from the Interests and Recruitment in Science study, which explored the experiences of first year students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses in Australian universities. First year STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] students who went to school in rural or…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learner Engagement, Aspiration, Student Motivation
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Jenkins, Kathy; Cornish, Linley – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Pre-service teachers need to be prepared to teach in both rural and urban contexts. Preparation to teach multi-grade classes in rural schools is excellent preparation for teaching any class, including urban single-grade classes. Based on our previous research and experience, we designed a unit to prepare our pre-service teachers for the issues…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Rural Schools, Teacher Competencies
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Downes, Natalie; Roberts, Philip – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
This paper explores the idea that rurality is important in children's learning even though it is in conflict with dominant educational discourses. Crucial to identifying this was the use of research methods that focused on rural meanings. In this paper we report on an ethnographic study that explored the experiences of parent supervisors of…
Descriptors: Parents, Distance Education, Elementary School Students, Rural Education
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Wilson, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Engaging successfully in the modern technological society requires a command of mathematics. Hence, successfully engaging with mathematics has social, economic and political implications. There has been a history over a long period of time of significant numbers of people not forming productive relationships with learning mathematics. Failure in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Rural Areas, Preservice Teachers, Investigations
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Drummond, Aaron; Palmer, Matthew A.; Halsey, R. John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
We examined whether the presence of higher education facilities made regional towns more attractive as potential residences. Metropolitan undergraduate students reported that they were more willing to live in a regional town with (vs. without) a university. Importantly, this applied regardless of whether they intended to work or study at the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Facilities, Quality of Life, Regional Characteristics
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